From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: “Made In New York”

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As corrected on the Church Avenue bound platform of the Crosstown Local (G train) at Greenpoint Avenue. Thank you, Jilly Ballistic!

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: G Is For…

Taken April 18, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: G Train Town Hall Tomorrow!

Zeeshan Ott of Senator Squadron’s office writes:

Hi Heather,

Wanted to share a copy of the flyer (attached) for a town hall we’re putting together on 4/3  – hope you can post.

Done!

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Bedford Nostrand

Taken March 11, 2014.

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Today’s The Day

February 14, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 14, 2014.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: From Metropolitan Avenue With Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day I am going to share a curiosity I recently discovered during my peregrinations.

Someone has seen fit to place hearts on the L Train icons on the subway entrances along Metropolitan Avenue.

Where is love for our very own Crosstown Local, you ask? Well, it took some persistence— but I think I found it.

Anyone care to take a stab at deciphering this?

P.S.: This post is dedicated to our Community Board’s very own Public Safety chair. Today is his birthday. Sto Lat!

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: G Is For…

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From the Church Avenue bound platform at Greenpoint Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Flushing Avenue

Flushing Ave (Queens bound G)

By Jilly Ballistic.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Nassau Avenue

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Entrance at Nassau Ave (Church bound G)

Given the rather, um, aromatic nature of this subway station I have to say this is rather apropos. Well done, Jilly Ballistic!

Now On Manhattan Avenue: Christine Quinn

August 17, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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As the Mister and I were coming home from taking one of the furkids to the vet this morning, we spied a most interesting sight: Christine Quinn and Councilman Levin and Bramer speaking at the India Street stop of our very own Crosstown Local. I went in for a closer look and spied my buddy Charlie, the block mayor of India Street.

Charlie: She wants to cut the fare for the ferry in half on weekends.*
Me: Of course she does. This is because it is an election year. The rest of the time she could not give a fat rat’s ass about this neighborhood.

Charlie nodded in agreement and I went home.

*This is all well and good— but is it really going to be an effective replacement for no G train service (as opposed to, say, more buses)? This is thinking in triage terms at best…

UPDATE: Here’s what CBS has to say:

“The MTA should step up and help with financial to accelerate CitiBike; to make sure that the CitiBikes come to Long Island City and Greenpoint immediately,” Quinn told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. “That would help people get to where they need to go more easily while the train tunnel is under reconstruction.”

Quinn also said a ticket for the East River ferry should cost the equivalent of a MetroCard swipe while G Train service is partially down…”

This is all well and good— but it does not really address the transportation needs for seniors, those who are mobility-impaired (the ferry stop hereabouts is kind of a schlep) or do not have credit cards so as to secure a Citibike in the first place. We need more buses. Plain and simple.